CANucopia 2018 (1)


Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

November 19-20

Next week is our Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive benefiting Queen Anne Food Bank!

Please bring in non-perishable food and hygiene items on Monday and Tuesday. Look for the Cornucopia in the lunchroom. Help fill our lunchroom, so we can help fill the tables of others.

The following are items of particular need:
Canned meat
Canned chili
Canned soup
Canned fruit
Jelly and mayonnaise
Granola/trail mix/power bars
Tomato sauce

Don’t Forget to fill out our Parent Survey!

As some of you may know, this is our self-study year for accreditation.  This fall we have already been collecting evidence for various sections of our report. We are now asking for the completion of a parent survey, filled out by current parents of St. Alphonsus students. The deadline for completion of the survey is November 16.

At that time we will take the survey offline and begin sorting through responses. Your participation in this survey is essential.  It serves as a key item for our initial analysis of the current state of our school and will be counted among other forms of data to determine next steps in our accreditation journey.

Principal's Corner

Principal’s Corner – November 9, 2018

Hello St. Al Families,

I hope everyone had a wonderful week.  Since we do not have school on Monday, I am sending out my typical Monday email a bit early.  The following includes items that are a mix of group specific announcements/events and general info for everyone.


Middle School Study Hall: middle school students now have the option of staying inside during lunch recess for study hall.  It is a silent, independent, and voluntary option for those who want to work on homework or classwork.  Extra teacher support is not offered during this time, so homework center is still recommended for those who may need teacher assistance with their work.  Thank you to Mrs. Foisy for hosting this in her math room.

Eighth Grade High School Applications: It is about that time.   Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need me to fill out an administrator recommendation form or you need a letter from the principal.  I am happy to work with all 8th grade families however I can with this process.

Auction Volunteer Hours:  Remember to get your auction volunteer hours in.  Opportunities for hours begin this week on Wednesday evening.   Additional opportunities include Thursday afternoon, all day Friday, and more.  Contact Lena Anderson for more information. Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to volunteer.  It takes a village to put on an event like this.  Our entire community benefits greatly from everyone’s hard work and we are so thankful for the efforts of everyone involved.


Monday, November 12: No school in observance of Veteran’s Day

Tuesday, November 13: Picture Retakes & Mass as Normal

–picture forms are available in the office

–we will follow our normal Tuesday schedule with mass

Wednesday, November 14: Veteran’s Day Assembly & Non-uniform Day

–Students are allowed to wear red, white, and blue or military related clothing items for our November non-uniform day, celebrating our nation’s veterans

–At 1:45pm we will have a Veteran’s Day assembly in the gym

Thursday, November 15: Earthquake Drill

Saturday, November 17: AUCTION!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  We look forward to seeing all of our students back on Tuesday.

“God is entrusting to you the task, at once difficult and uplifting, of working with Him in the building of the civilization of love.

–Pope John Paul II


Only 9 Days Until the Gala!

Just 9 days until the Gala!

Thank you for all the great auction item donations, the really cool artwork, countless volunteer hours, and the amazing RSVP response!  We can’t wait to celebrate with you on auction night!

*We are still in need of some A/V Help and a Live Auction Bid Runner. These are auction night roles and would be a good fit for high school students in need of volunteer hours. Also a good fit for a parent not planning to attend the event. Visit the Sign Up Genius for more information.*

Children’s Angel Choir

Registration for the Angel Choir is open NOW! The Angel Choir is a brand new children’s music ministry especially for the Advent season and is open to ages 8 to 17.

It’s just a one-month commit in preparation to sing for the Christmas Eve Mass and includes a performance of carols before Mass. Rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays in the Family Center from 4:30 to 6pm beginning on Nov. 27th and the call-on Christmas Eve will be 3:30pm in preparation to begin singing carols in the church at 4:30.

If interested in registering please contact Angela Petrucci at

Teacher Luncheon (3)

Monthly Teacher Luncheon Volunteers Needed

Monthly Teacher Luncheon Volunteers Needed!

Help show our wonderful faculty and staff how much we appreciate all the time and hard work that they put into giving our children the very best educational experience possible. For the last Thursday of each month, I am organizing volunteers to provide lunch for them in the Teacher’s Lounge.

Use the Sign Up Genius to volunteer. We need about 4 volunteers to bring mains, sides, salads, desserts, etc. Our next Teacher Luncheon is Thursday, November 29. Feel free to sign up for any month that works for you. It’s a great way to show our appreciation and earn your volunteer hours. (Every $20 spent on food = 1 volunteer hour.)

Contact Katy Coleman with any questions. Thank you!

Presto-Change-o Winner!

Presto-Change-o we watched the rebate grow. And 3 classes had over 50 % of their families sign up for Presto-Pay. Congratulations to Kindergarten, 5/6 girls and 7/8 boys. And by the slightest of margins, 5/6 girls class earned the Free Dress Day!

And Thank You families for all the Scrip purchased in October using Presto-Pay. $243.60 in rebates was raised, just in Presto-Pay purchases! Yay Us!


Parents’ Club Meeting – Friday, Nov. 9

Guest Speaker at Our Next Parent Club Meeting

Friday, November 9
8:45 am

Parent Club Open Meeting is Friday November 9th at 8:45am in The Commons. Please join us for coffee and treats and enjoy our guest speaker.

St Alphonsus’ Parents Club Welcomes:
Tom Uniack, Executive Director of Washington Wild and St. Al’s Parent

Please join us for coffee and hear Tom speak on conservation in our beautiful state.